You Should Be Following: Estée Laundry (for beauty enthusiasts!)

KHARISSA EDWARDS During a particularly uninspiring Reading Week, I found myself spiraling down the depths of YouTube. In the past, I’ve landed on outlandish videos like VICE’s profile of a Japanese cannibal; this time I spent two hours watching gossip videos about drama within the beauty influencer community. This led to me discovering Estée Laundry (@esteelaundry), an Instagram account that Refinery29 has labeled the “secret … Continue reading You Should Be Following: Estée Laundry (for beauty enthusiasts!)

Euphoria: A Dramatic Leap towards Standout Makeup on Television

NICOLE SCHREDL This article contains spoilers about the HBO show Euphoria. The makeup on HBO’s new unconventional TV show Euphoria is sparking up tremendous shock value and authenticity among its viewers. Not only this, but die-hard makeup enthusiasts are rejoicing in favour of the show’s ability to present a unique form of self-expression through colours, glitters, and new aesthetics. “I wanted to create a euphoric … Continue reading Euphoria: A Dramatic Leap towards Standout Makeup on Television

Can Subscriptions Boxes Be the Future of Fashion?

JULIA SKYE GILLE WHAT A GOOD IDEA! Do you struggle to find time to go shopping for clothes? And when How hard is it to follow the fashions, and keep you wardrobe up to date? What about having to return things you change your mind about? There’s been a huge paradigm shift in the way people shop for clothes, and it’s awesome! It’s the perfect … Continue reading Can Subscriptions Boxes Be the Future of Fashion?

No-Nonsense Skincare at its Finest: The Ordinary

KHARISSA EDWARDS After years of neglecting my skin using drying bar soaps and skipping sunscreen, I finally decided to start a skincare regimen. A quick online search yielded a plethora of product options I had never considered using: serums, day creams, night creams, toners, essences, ampoules, sleeping masks, and facial oils. There were even more beneficial ingredients to look out for: Vitamin A, C, and … Continue reading No-Nonsense Skincare at its Finest: The Ordinary

The Glow-Down on Glossier: From Blog to Beauty Brand

OLIVIA GIGONE “When I started Into The Gloss, I wanted to make beauty as much of an element of personal style as fashion. As I interviewed hundreds of women, I became more and more aware of how flawed the traditional beauty paradigm is. It has historically been an industry based on experts telling you, the customer, what you should or shouldn’t be using on your … Continue reading The Glow-Down on Glossier: From Blog to Beauty Brand

A Story on Social Consciousness: The Beauty Industry and Mica

ZAHRA FATINA Having the privilege of living in a predominantly tame, violence-free nation comes with a tradeoff – our level of empathy for the rest of the world. Having resulted through either our minimal exposure to global issues, desensitization, or perhaps a blend of both, it is impossible for many to become aware – or care, of the exploitations, done to humanity for the pleasures … Continue reading A Story on Social Consciousness: The Beauty Industry and Mica

2019: The year of big, bold and beautiful brows

OLIVIA GIGONE 2019. The year of new beginnings, and bushy eyebrows. You heard it here first ladies and gents, or maybe you didn’t. Nevertheless, growing in your eyebrows is finally beginning to dominate the cliché over-plucked look of the past — and it’s about damn time. With the Holiday season just behind us, we are all undoubtedly full to the brim with turkey and stuffing, and … Continue reading 2019: The year of big, bold and beautiful brows

It’s time to throw away those peel off masks!

ROVEENA CHAND JASSAL Who doesn’t want dewy, supple, and smooth skin that lasts all day and night? That’s why it’s best to go out and buy all the products that promote “24/7 glow” or “ultra-moisturizing” or the recent craze that everyone seems to be after: peel off masks. And I’m not talking expensive, luscious brands. I’m talking about the stuff that most people can actually … Continue reading It’s time to throw away those peel off masks!

Drunk Elephant: A No-Nasties Beauty Brand

OLIVIA GIGONE “Skin is Skin. It knows what to do if we let it.” If Tiffany Masterson, founder of the latest breakthrough in sustainable skincare, knows one thing for sure — it’s skin. While the brand name Drunk Elephant doesn’t immediately strike one to be a “must-buy”, you’ll just have to trust me on this one. Masterson explains that the name itself comes from a … Continue reading Drunk Elephant: A No-Nasties Beauty Brand

My Holy Grail Skincare Advice

WU XIAO It’s that time of the year again when society collectively decides to make miraculous lifestyle changes for the year to come. If having nice skin is on your list of New Year’s resolutions, you’ve come to the right place. After what feels like a lifetime of experimentation, 2018 was the first year where I made peace and dare I say, even befriended my skin. … Continue reading My Holy Grail Skincare Advice